What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy is an assistive healing art embracing techniques, equipment and technology, guided by knowledge of the human body's muscular, skeletal and nervous systems.
So Physical Therapy is a health profession that combines the "science of healing and the art of caring" to treat movement dysfunctions.
"PTs" do a comprehensive analysis of movement, which includes identifying dysfunction, tissue limitations, muscular imbalances and structural pathologies. To assist patients, physical therapists use various methods to create changes in tissue and movement patterns to ultimately restore function.
Treatments include skilled manual therapy (hands on) with therapeutic exercises that simulate habitual movements to rehabilitate the body, restoring maximal mobility and optimal mechanical motion, as well as provide preventative care.
Can my diagnosis be helped with physical therapy?
Probably. Your abilities can be limited due to various causes, which can significantly impact your quality of life. Diagnoses that PT can help significantly include surgery or an injury, stroke or traumatic brain injuries, neurological diseases, and arthritis - situations which can all limit your ability to generate optimal motion.
What education do physical therapists accomplish?
As licensed health care professionals, Physical Therapists must obtain a Master and/or Doctorate of Physical Therapy from an accredited education program before practicing, and pass their state board exams to receive their licenses. They will have mastered training in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, neurological sciences, disease and injury pathophysiology in addition to skilled therapeutic treatment application. Physical therapists attend continuing education courses to stay abreast of the latest medical developments and treatment approaches.
What makes Ellen Bodner PT, DPT my best choice amongst other physical therapy offices in NY?
Ellen Bodner PT, DPT is committed to providing the highest level of progressive and comprehensive care. Our physical therapists perform an eclectic integration of approaches best suited for each client including techniques from yoga, meditation, gait, posture, balance and functional training, joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, and trigger point work. Each client is under constant supervision during their visit by trained specialists.
Ellen Bodner PT DPT practitioners help people change movement patterns to improve restricted daily habits of movement, gain strength and range of motion, while rehabilitating from injuries, orthopedic problems, or neurological conditions.
By designing and teaching patients home exercise programs to develop muscular strength and coordination, improve joint function, and implement correct body mechanics, our patients participate in the process of regaining optimal function.
How long does a therapy session last?
A typical physical therapy session lasts about one hour; however, the appointments vary for each patient.
What are the hours of operation at Ellen Bodner PT, DPT
Our facility is open Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturdays. Operating hours are 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM.
What should I wear to my physical therapy appointments?
Your session will run best when you are wearing snug comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement.